The Hubby left for an eight-day business trip to Dubai today. For the uninitiated, Dubai one of the seven United Arab Emirates, across the gulf from Iran, bordering Saudi Arabia and Oman on the other sides. It is considered a cosmopolitan city that is a tourist destination known for their gold, shopping, interesting architecture, tall buildings and the big palm tree islands.
He left LAX at 11 a.m. this morning and arrives tomorrow at 11 p.m. Dubai time. It's easy to figure out the time difference since it is 12 hours. So he will have been travelling for 24 hours. Fun! He is going to email us so I will post anything of interest. He is going to Dubai for a boat festival and powerboat races. But he will have some time for sightseeing and jewelry & trinket buying.
PS: I hope you are all playing around with Google Earth. You can see your house or your old boyfriend's house or Dubai's palm islands or lots of other places.
Tonight I showed The Girl how her Daddy flew from LA to NY to London to Dubai via Google Earth. She wanted to know why we couldn't see his plane and since I think she's a bit young to grasp the concept of satellites, I told her he was in an invisible airplane. Years of therapy, I know.